LAS VEGAS, NV [AEA International Convention & Trade Show] – March 26, 2013 – Aircell, a
leading provider of in-flight connectivity equipment and services to the business aviation
market, announces additional details regarding the pending expansion of Gogo Biz® in-flight Internet service for business aircraft operating in Canada.
Today, Gogo Biz allows passengers and flight crews to enjoy high-speed Internet access
above 10,000 feet in the continental U.S. and portions of Alaska, using their own Wi-Fi enabled laptops, tablets, smartphones, electronic flight bags and other mobile devices. Gogo Biz was originally launched to the business aviation market in 2009 with service coverage in the Continental United States. Alaskan coverage was added in 2010.
Notes on the Canadian expansion of Gogo Biz in the business aviation market:
• Gogo Biz is expected to be available in portions of Canada beginning in the first quarter of 2014.
• No roaming fees will be assessed when using Gogo Biz in Canada. Customers’ selected
Gogo Biz monthly service plan will allow them to use the service anywhere its available
in the Continental U.S., Alaska and Canada.
• Map outlining anticipated Canadian coverage areas for Gogo Biz, which will include the
most populous regions and flight routes: http://www.aircell.com/maps/canada
• Map outlining North American coverage areas for Gogo Biz, after Canadian service
becomes available: http://www.aircell.com/maps/northamerica
John Wade, Aircell’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, said, “Along with serving the connectivity needs of business aircraft based in Canada, the Gogo Biz expansion will further support aircraft as they travel between the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. The Canadian expansion will allow Gogo Biz customers to connect everywhere the service is available in the Continental U.S., Alaska and Canada – all with a single monthly service plan, with no roaming fees.”
Aircell, a Gogo company, is a leading provider of in-flight connectivity equipment and services to the business aviation market. Through a full range of services including voice, high-speed Internet, cockpit data and more, Aircell increases the productivity, safety, and enjoyment of the business aviation travel experience. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, USA, Aircell is an AS9100-certified company serving a global customer base with an authorized dealer/distributor network that spans six continents. A trusted brand in airborne communications, Aircell is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer and installed on the world’s largest fractional ownership fleets. The only company to offer equipment for three of the industry’s most popular network technologies – Iridium Satellite, Inmarsat SwiftBroadband and Gogo Biz®, Aircell provides advice and solutions addressing any customer need, aircraft type, or geography.
A Collier Trophy nominee and the recipient of several dozen awards for innovation, Aircell is
widely credited with many of the industry’s most influential historical achievements, beginning with the groundbreaking airborne cellular concept that launched the company in 1991. Connect with us at www.aircell.com and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aircellbizav.
Gogo Surpasses 2,000 Installations of Its Air-to-Ground Connectivity Service in Business Aviation Market
This milestone was reached only four and one half years after the service’s introduction in June 2009, making it the most rapidly-adopted broadband service in business aviation history.
In October this year when the expansion is expected to be complete, TMC's total charter fleet will encompass nearly 70 aircraft with complimentary Gogo Biz service available on every aircraft.
To help ease the transition for affected operators, Aircell is offering special replacement incentives on a number of its voice and Internet systems.